We the undersigned demand the immediate release of the little Albino Dolphin now named "Angel" who was recently captured at Taiji.
Angel will not be able to survive long in captivity at the Taiji Whaling Museum without her mother.
Please do the right thing and release Angel and end this slaughter at Taiji!
Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness
Taiji dolphin hunters have caught a real prize: a white albino dolphin calf, which Cove Monitor Sanjur said looks "like an angel with fins."
This poor little dolphin has been named "Angel."
Angel was taken from its mother to the Taiji Whale Museum,
a particularly stupid act as the calf's likelihood of survival in captivity would be enhanced if the mother was with Angel.
Angel represents a huge prize for the dolphin hunters, and they have given it to the Taiji Whale Museum, which they work for.
The Museum (whaling museum) is owned by the Taiji town government and brokers dolphins all over the world, including providing dolphins for the one hundred or so dolphinariums in Japan.
The most likely scenario is that the Taiji Whale Museum would keep little Angel for their own promotion and to attract tourists.
Taiji is out of the way in Japan, so tourism is always problematic for the town.
An albino baby dolphin will bring a great deal of interest.
And again, there will be a freak show in the museum that houses live dolphins and sells whale and dolphin meat in the gift shop.
Albinos in the wild face many problems. They are conspicuous, and so are easier for predators to spot and catch. Without skin pigmentation, they are more susceptible to skin problems from the sun.
Sunburn becomes a real problem to captive dolphins and whales.)
But Angel doesn't deserve a life sentence to captivity.
Angel was torn from his/her mother, which she still depends on.
Angel's mother will be slaughtered and sold for meat, while Angel will sit in a tank to be a freak on display.
The hunts for dolphins in Taiji must be stopped.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Contact these leaders and ask them to release the dolphins in Taiji and Angel with his mother: The Hon. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae Embassy of Japan in the United States 2520 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W Washington DC 20008
Tel: 202-238-6700, Fax: 202-328-2187
Dr. Gerald Dick, Executive Director World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
WAZA Executive Office
IUCN Conservation Centre Rue Mauverney 28 CH-1196
FACEBOOK PAGE : Save Angel the baby Albino Dolphin